Category Archives: Planning

Sequester Is Signal To Let Main Street Lead

Sequester – the latest scene in our federally sponsored passion play over budget issues that is becoming the norm. Maybe it’s finally time to look inward and empower Main Street to lead our sustainable recovery. Obviously, the country’s issues didn’t … Continue reading

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Marketing-Be A Feature, Not Just Another Special

Lately, during conversations with friends in the food business, we’ve discussed their dislike of the word special. The word carries negative connotations for them. They prefer the word feature. I have to agree with them when you consider the abuse … Continue reading

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Small Business Marketing-Try, Try To Begin

A small, green thought leader from far, far away famously declared there were only two paths – do or do not. Well, upon further review, the master’s seminal message may need an amendment. Recently, efforts for a client to promote … Continue reading

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Hey, Disrupt This!

I had a recent meeting with a rep from a printing company. I know, who “prints” anymore, right? However, with everyone talking “disruption” in marketing these days, this meeting produced a surprise worth considering. The surprise you ask? I got … Continue reading

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Surviving a #marketing free-org

People love free, but hate when it goes away. Not surprising. But, what if your marketing relies too much on it and you suffer a “free-org?” Would your marketing plan survive? Some disagreement with changes are related to unintelligent design … Continue reading

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Small Business-What Would Your IPO Look Like?

Success is celebrated and cursed in equal measures. Build a good company, but don’t break bad. Soon, small businesses may have miniature “IPO” moments like Facebook will have this week. What can we learn from the current court of public … Continue reading

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Small Business Marketing-Big Results From Small Data

Happy “Big Data Week” everyone! From April 20-29, worldwide data analysts are promoting and De-mystifying their work. Of course, to small business, any data is big data. But, that is precisely why entrepreneurs should use some small data to have … Continue reading

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